Peek Inside the Suitcase

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A blog created to help encourage mental wellbeing, build community and enjoy the light in life.

Aloha and welcome to my little slice of the internet! I’m Summer K-Hadden, a Michigan girl living in sunny Oahu, Hawaii. After leaving my small town roots to explore the great big world in 2011, I discovered a passion for travel, scuba diving, adventures and promoting mental health. I spent much of my twenties exploring careers, traveling to 10+ countries and starting no less than 12,000 hobbies.

All my adventures caught up to me in 2018, when I lost my father to a long battle with Heart Disease. I was very close to my dad, and I miss him every single day. Facing grief head-on, forced me to actually come to terms with the depression and anxiety I had been avoiding for years. I’ve learned many different ways to help support myself and my struggles. His passing encouraged me to get out of my shell and pursue a life of passion.

The Sunshine Suitcase is here to help us all unpack a little emotional baggage. Learn to live a brighter and healthier life. And enjoy a little slice of sunshine each day. Stay awhile and let me know what I can do to help you fill up the suitcase of your life.

If I’m not getting frustrated by the technology behind the blog you can find me; out on the water or chasing down the next Happy Hour on Oahu. I’m always looking to make new friends so message me to collaborate or chat. Mahalo for stopping by!

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